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This Summer

Support Aliveness this summer at participating locations with Charitable Gaming.

COVID-19 Updates
Turning The Dial

We continue our commitment to safely provide essential services to people living with HIV/AIDS.

Be Your Authentic Self

Life, Not Just Survival

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About The Aliveness Project

Everyone should have the opportunity to lead a healthy, self-directed life, and people living with HIV should not feel stuck, isolated, or stigmatized.

The Aliveness Project was founded as a community center for and driven by people living with HIV. For over 30 years, we have been facilitating connection to community, offering nutrition & wellness services, and linking our members to resources to lead fulfilling & healthy lives.

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“The Aliveness Project is a place where seeds of hope are planted. It took me 9.5 years as a member to grasp that concept….now I am ready to start bearing fruit.”

– Moncies

Benefits
for our members

Meals & Food Shelf

Our  Dining Room is the heart of our community. Hot, scratch-cooked meals are available six days a week and specifically prepared to benefit people living with HIV.

Our Food Shelf is open four days a week and members can visit monthly and select up to 60 pounds of groceries.

Integrative Therapy

Useful therapies such as

Acupuncture
Massage
Chiropractic Care
Talk Therapy

Provided to members at no cost in a clean, comfortable space where members can relax and receive the full benefits of these therapies.

Nutritional Therapy

Full-time dietitian who specializes in HIV related nutrition needs offering:

Body composition analysis
Nutrition coaching
Linkage to state nutrition programs
Menu planning and creation of shopping lists
Care coordination with other health care professionals

Case Management

Linking members to resources to restore or sustain stability including:

Medication assistance
Health insurance and benefits
Housing resources
Sex/HIV education
Employment
Chemical use and mental health resources

Member Services

Maximizing the member experience and helping members connect to community through:

Free tickets to cultural and sporting events
Fun and educational activities at the community center

Know your status

Get tested to find out if you are living with HIV. Aliveness offers testing during regular business hours.

Become a member

1. Fill out the form and provide proof you are living with HIV

2. Come to our community center at 3808 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis

3. Gain access to member benefits, resources, and community

Support or Volunteer

We have an active, large family of supporters at The Aliveness Project. Many of our supporters do some or all of the following:

  • Raise funds through Dining Out For Life and other events
  • Volunteer at our community center
  • Raise awareness about HIV/AIDS
  • Advocate at the local, state, and national level

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Newsletter & Updates

Monkeypox – What You Need to Know

June 24, 2022

Updated 6/24/2022 Anyone has the potential to get monkeypox, and everyone’s risk is different. We have compiled the most recent information so you can make informed choices when you are in spaces or situations where monkeypox could be spread through close contact. Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are urging individuals…

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Say “Hello” to our New Staff

June 23, 2022

The Aliveness Project welcomes several new staff to the team. We are excited to see what new accomplishments we will achieve together. Learn more about each person in their bio below. Bruce Weihsmantel (he/him) – Mendical Case Management I’m from Illinois originally from Illinois but have lived on both coasts and have been in Minneapolis…

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Upcoming Events

Aug
19
Fri
FREE TICKETS: State Fair Passes for Members
Aug 19 all-day

Starting Thursday, August 11, Aliveness members can pick up a FREE Minnesota State Fair pass that is good for any day. One pass per member, first come-first served, in-person only (sorry, no phone reservations).

Red Ribbon Ride
Aug 19 – Aug 21 all-day

The Red Ribbon Ride is a fully supported, 2 day, 150+ mile bike ride through the wilderness of Minnesota benefiting three HIV/AIDS service organizations in Minnesota: the Aliveness Project, One Heartland, and Rural AIDS Action Network. Whether you are first time rider, experienced veteran, looking for a physical challenge, want to experience the beauty of Minnesota on a bicycle or have a connection to the cause, the Red Ribbon Ride is for you.

Aug
20
Sat
Building CLOSED
Aug 20 all-day
NA Meeting
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Narcotics Anonymous meets at Aliveness every Wednesday at 8 pm and Saturday at 10 am. It’s an open meeting, all are welcome. Please come to the side parking lot door and ring the buzzer.

Aug
21
Sun
Building CLOSED
Aug 21 all-day
Aug
22
Mon
FREE TICKETS: State Fair Passes for Members
Aug 22 all-day

Starting Thursday, August 11, Aliveness members can pick up a FREE Minnesota State Fair pass that is good for any day. One pass per member, first come-first served, in-person only (sorry, no phone reservations).

Food Shelf Open 9-3:30
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

The Aliveness Project Food Shelf is open for members by appointment Monday-Friday 9-4:30. Members can use the Food Shelf once each calendar month.

Open for Services 9-4
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Aliveness Project is open 9 am – 4 pm Monday-Friday. Members are warmly welcomed to hang out and socialize as well as access services. Members of the public are welcome to donate, volunteer, and access HIV testing and PrEP.

Dine-In Lunch: 12-2
Aug 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Aliveness members are welcome to enjoy a hot lunch onsite Monday-Friday from 12 – 2 pm, no appointment needed. Members may bring a guest to eat for free up to 4 times a month and members’ children under 13 eat for free.

Aug
23
Tue
FREE TICKETS: State Fair Passes for Members
Aug 23 all-day

Starting Thursday, August 11, Aliveness members can pick up a FREE Minnesota State Fair pass that is good for any day. One pass per member, first come-first served, in-person only (sorry, no phone reservations).